Towards Resilience: Redesigning our systems for a better future
Resilience: so much of what has gone wrong in this country during the pandemic – from a lack of PPE, to an inability to set up a test and trace system in a timely manner – seems to come back to this issue. Building systems that can continue to function no matter what comes our way will, we believe, be key to ensuring that when the next global crisis hits, Britain will be better prepared.
We held a panel discussion around New Local’s report, Towards Resilience: Redesigning our systems for a better future in partnership with Local Trust.
Our report identifies five pillars of resilience that should form the centrepiece of any approach: economic, public sector, community, environmental and workforce. In each area, the pandemic has exposed weaknesses that existed before the virus hit, but have now become all the more urgent to address.
This thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion addressed how we can ensure we address our vulnerabilities and become better prepared for future shocks to the system.
- Adam Lent, Chief Executive, New Local
- Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council
- Jo Gideon, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central
- Rachael Orr, Director, Placeshapers
- Josie Warden, Associate Director, RSA